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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 58,508 People

    Not currently but I've felt hopeless

    and worthless before and I've definitely felt like I should just end it all, but I talked to people and it helped me to get through and that's why I'm still here. I just wish everyone knew they had someone close to talk to. Your life is precious, never forget that.
    BBBritPlease BBBritPlease 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Fighting Depression On Daily Basis

    Keep up !!! Move some energy around!!! Live style!!!   I was born depressed. I didn't knew that in the beginning, but there was always something. Today, I know I wasn't so happy then. I used to think that I am but I was not. I was living in my own world alone - detached and...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 9 Responses May 24, 2012

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    A Little Rant:

    I don't think a lot of people know the difference between being sad and having depression. I keep seeing on here that some people are so "depressed" today. I think they meant they where sad. Depression doesn't just last a few hours or a few days, no depression says for months and...
    Demonicfemale Demonicfemale 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Having depression is being without hope,

    being unable to accept love. Nothing to look forward to. A black hole from which there is no escape.
    marc19 marc19 66-70 14 hrs ago

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    I want to give in to the darkness.

    Let it consume me. Finally fade away. Leave this world and take my place in the soil. Decompose and become something useful, instead of this worthless, hopeless person.
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I was sitting there with tears rubbing down my

    face and my mother didn't show that she gave two ***** about me. Instead, she asked where her ******* phone charger is.
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 205 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 14

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    My Inner Monster

    Depression has shadowed my life since I was 13 years old in middle school. I would experience strong waves of sadness that I couldn't comprehend at the time. I suffer from seasonal depression (it's the worst during the winters for me personally because without as much sunlight...
    sunnygirl93 sunnygirl93 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    My problem becomes so bad

    that I face my surroundings. My entire life I was forcing on what people had then what I didn't had. I battle depression because I feel more left over and my friends are in their life's I feel no wants me. My family makes me feel like **** they're just telling me look at your...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 4

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    My friend wrote this.

    As you'll read, you'll understand her thoughts, emotions, and the battles she deals with everyday. Maybe there is someone who is going through the same thing. I know she is strong and can get through anything, but even the best fall down sometimes:) enjoy. My minds a dark and...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    "Every night she cries,

    and dies a little more each time, say you love me." Mayday Parade, The Silence ^me right now
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    loopercaura loopercaura 18-21, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    kiirsti kiirsti 13-15, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I feel like my depression is getting worse

    and I don't know why. Life just seems harder for me. I feel trapped in this hole I can't get out of..
    Beau4u12 Beau4u12 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I just hate being depressed.

    Its pushing me to my limits. Cant seem to handle it.
    Moridori Moridori 13-15, F 7 Responses 50 mins ago

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    Hey guys an girls I'm mostly here to talk to

    y'all an make sure y'all are okay :) if any of y'all need someone to talk to please let me know!:) I'm already taken but will alwas listen to you guys if u need it Thanks everyone that helped me It gets better I promise :) <3 Ilysm
    CustomsPatChr CustomsPatChr 22-25, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm depressed, because I just broke up with my

    future husband. We were planning to get married but I broke up with hime because I live in my parents dreams and my family expectations. I'm not happy with my life at all. But what makes me happy sometimes is when I make my parents smile and glad that I can do good in my studies...
    NatalyCavalli NatalyCavalli 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Please, I'm really in need of someone to talk

    to...tonight is a disaster right now...
    Jordan1788 Jordan1788 26-30, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I was in a relationship with this girl

    for 3 and a half years. She saved my life when I was suicidal, and when at my lowest point she made me smile ear to ear. The holes in my heart didn't feel like holes anymore she.... she made me happy. This was the girl I wanted to spend the rest of my life with she loved me for...
    TheHelpingHand TheHelpingHand 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 1

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    Everything in this world is cruel.

    We are sent here to suffer and suffer only
    HopefullyThirdTimeLucky HopefullyThirdTimeLucky 26-30, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 34 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I feel good today. I know there r ups n downs

    every day n my down time is getting shorter each time. I m getting out of depression :)
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    There is nothing worse

    than knowing what is wrong with you; knowing what you can do to help it; and what you do instead of trying to get better. Rotting, mentally, inside a room. Blankets cover the windows because you don't want anyone to see inside. Masks on your face so no one can tell what you're...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 91 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    It's been almost 3 months

    since my ex bf broke up with me and my life has changed. Forcing me to rely on myself in this loss my depression seemed to slowly lessen from the worse of it. Oddly enough I found it in myself to really look deep and forgive myself. It's been such a hard journey of self worth...
    ezstevie ezstevie 26-30, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Let me start and end at the part I haven't

    figured out yet; Yes I am , I'm moving slow.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    13Dian 13Dian 22-25, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Simple Plan - Perfect Cheesy band

    but it's sad this song still runs true in my life all these years later, just replacing "dad" with "mom" in the song for me....
    Jordan1788 Jordan1788 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I worry. I worry about what happened.

    I worry that maybe I made it up. Did I block it out because it was painful and I was so young or did I concoct this lie in my head? Perhaps, the therapist lead me to thinking it. I wonder often. I think about trying to reopen those memories, if they exist. All I know is, I...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    So, I don't know how I feel right now.

    I usually have no idea about my own emotions, that's normal for me, but especially right now. All I can think about are the red and blue lights, and my uncle is in the hospital dying, and I just spent the day with an amazingly damaged person, and they have a beautiful mind...
    Xxnichole9412xx Xxnichole9412xx 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Did You Hurt Yourself?

                Someone has told me. " When you were harmed, I recommend you try….Try to pick a stone and Carry it and squeeze It! Squeeze it! Squeeze it tightly!  And then he smiled and asked me " is it hurt? "             Nothing can harm you, except you harm...
    FreakTurtle FreakTurtle 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 35 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 23 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I hate breathing a lot of the time.

    Just knowing that taking that breathe keeps me alive kills me. I have suicidal thoughts and there is so much **** I have to deal with threw out the day that I am just constantly faking a smile.. I hate this.
    MusicLifeline MusicLifeline 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I can feel myself getting bad again like it was

    before I got admitted to hospital. I can't remember if iv been taking my medication but I will be taking it all soon 💀
    leon789 leon789 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    The reason I have trich.

    I hate the experience
    Cookzie Cookzie 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I was sitting there all sad

    and my sister goes "why are you sad? Get over it."
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Here I am breathing though my chest Would be

    much happier caved in These are my hands trying To hold on to whatever is left Clawing through the past and future Grasping onto whatever rope Pulls me through tomorrow I am here and I'm not smiling Because whoever said it takes more muscles to frown than smile Doesn't realize...
    KristinaBeena KristinaBeena 18-21, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    abbyiser16 abbyiser16 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    summerbeams summerbeams 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Is Numbness a Sign of Depression?

    hello to everyone, ive suffered from depression in the past i think part of me has accepted that its part of my makeup, u have good periods and bad periods like everyone else but ours is different, its like a black cloud that appears suddenly or can take a long time to appear...
    LeeAnn LeeAnn 26-30, F 69 Responses Jul 31, 2007

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 19 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 28 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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